My quest for hidden gems: Jazzpunk

I sometimes buy game bundles that come with a bunch of codes for games I never even looked at before... or I can't resist that sweet tempting "mystery game for 0.20 €" offer. Either way, these games are often not even looked at once I have them (well, more so for the bundled games than … Continue reading My quest for hidden gems: Jazzpunk

Insights into indie game development

I bought "Gremlins Inc." in early access and only barely noticed its official launch. Even if I hadn't noticed it, though, the amount of search hits for "Gremlins Inc. review" would have likely tipped me off. :p I did write a "first impressions" piece and for several days, this blog post was getting quite a … Continue reading Insights into indie game development

The future of The Repopulation

Rather exciting news appeared while I was sleeping: The Repopulation will come back*! The developers (Above and Beyond Technologies) decided to leave the Hero Engine behind and port the game to the Unreal Engine. "This is not a decision that we have taken lightly. While many of our assets will convert over easily to Unreal … Continue reading The future of The Repopulation

First Impressions Review: Gremlins Inc.

(Update: They have added the "save last session" feature with their update on January 22, 2016) Steam's Winter Sale just finished and throughout it, you could gain Steam trading cards for looking at the "Explore" queue of the store. I like getting those cards to sell them. Hey, even a couple of cents are nice … Continue reading First Impressions Review: Gremlins Inc.

GOG Piñata – Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

GOG is currently having its "piñata sale" where you pay $3 (2,74 €) where you have no idea what kind of game you're getting. They promise it will be anything worth between $9.99 - $44.99. You know how I am not much of a risk-taker, right? But somehow, curiosity got the better of me and … Continue reading GOG Piñata – Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

Valhalla Hills: First impressions

I've previously written about Valhalla Hills and my impressions from the outside, but now you can get an impression piece from me from the inside! I was the lucky winner of the grand prize of Blaugust and received a Steam game that I could choose. While I have lots of games on my wishlist, only … Continue reading Valhalla Hills: First impressions

Folk Tale: What has changed in the meantime?

It's been 8 months since I wrote about my first impression of Folk Tale. The game is still an Early Access game on Steam and it's still in alpha state. You still cannot really play anything other than the tutorial. This sounds bad, right? But it actually isn't, because this isn't the whole picture! Some … Continue reading Folk Tale: What has changed in the meantime?

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (March 21, 2013)

Welcome to today’s Bookahneer’s Geekwatch! The place about miscellaneous interesting news related to Guild Wars 2 – and on occasion, other games. Today is more about other games than about Guild Wars 2. ;) So far, only games that were "released" could be sold on Steam. There has been controversy about at least one game … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (March 21, 2013)

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (May 25, 2012)

Welcome to today’s Bookahneer’s Geekwatch! The place about miscellaneous interesting news related to gaming (will most likely include at least one piece about Guild Wars 2 ^^). We've heard sad news yesterday: 38 studios layed off all their employees yesterday (including all from Big Huge Games). What I found fascinating and encouraging was how fast … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (May 25, 2012)